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PERL: Pain, Exasperation, Reward, Love

by ant9000 (Monk)
on Jun 17, 2003 at 12:24 UTC ( #266444=poem: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I've had a sleepless night, and to keep me amused I scribbled down on a piece of paper some "perl self-definitions" that might be amusing... let me hear what you think of them!
Perl is a:
  • prized electronic romantic lingo
  • paradigmatic entropy-reducing language
  • particularly efficient recipe launcher

Perl gives:
  • powerful effects, reduced load
  • packed extensible redundant libraries
  • provides enigmatic readable lines

Use it to:
  • produce elegant, refined letters
  • print enhanced reports lazily
  • parse efficiently running lines
  • punish exemplarily ranting lamers

Final comments:
  • Perl eventually resembles Larry
  • Python evidently ranks lower

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Bah!
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 19, 2003 at 22:12 UTC
    I disagree! I love Python.
      Whoops. That was me. Hehe.. =)

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[ambrus]: formatting conventions of a journal or website can be quickly applied to it, and MS Office and LibreOffice has not quite solved this (although it's better for this than it used to be),
[ambrus]: which is sort of a drawback compared to the ages of typewritten manuscripts representing content only to which the typesetter applies formatting, but that process required much more manual labor.
[ambrus]: If you want to typeset a manuscript, you can still do much less work then in the manual typesetting ages and get good formatting.
[ambrus]: All with only cheap modern computers and software.
[ambrus]: Something you can have at home and your corner print shop, without a whole printing press's worth of equipment.
[ambrus]: As for TeX, I'm not trying to discourage anyone from writing carefully beautifully typeset documents, in maths or outside. But most people aren't willing to do that, and will spend only little time about the formatting,

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